The Indian Primer (Google eBook)

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American Book Company, 1906 - Readers (Primary) - 120 pages
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The story form of five types of Indians from the life of a little Indian child.
  

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Page 123 - Books 1,2,3, 4, 5, and 6 Per dozen, 60 cents The copies begin with words and gradually develop into sentences, the letters being taught systematically. A new system of writing, thoroughly up to date, embodying all the advantages of the old and of the new The ruling of the books is very simple, and will in no way unduly confine or hamper the motion of the hand.
Page 123 - SPENCERS' PRACTICAL WRITING has been devised because of the distinct and wide-spread reaction from the use of vertical writing in schools. It is thoroughly upto-date, embodying all the advantages of the old and of the new. Each word can be written by one continuous movement of the pen. ^[ The books teach a plain, practical hand, moderate in slant, and free from ornamental 'curves, shades, and meaningless lines. The stem letters are long enough to be clear and unmistakable. The capitals are about...
Page 125 - Containing about 37,000 words and definitions, and an appendix giving a pronouncing vocabulary of Biblical, Classical, Mythological, Historical, and Geographical proper names, with over 800 illustrations. WEBSTER'S ACADEMIC DICTIONARY...
Page 123 - ... gradually develop into sentences. The letters, both large and small, are taught systematically. In the first two books the writing is somewhat larger than is customary because it is more easily learned by young children. These books also contain many illustrations in outline. The ruling is very simple.
Page 124 - These books constitute a distinct innovation in teaching language in elementary schools, which is at once sensible, practical, and modern. They teach the child how to express his thoughts in his own language, and do not furnish an undue amount of grammar and rules.
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Page 121 - The method is novel in plan and character, and embodies ,the best features of the phonic, the synthetic, the word, and the sentence methods. It accomplishes more than other systems attempt, but requires no special preparation on the part of the teacher.
Page 3 - ... pupils. Five types of Indians have been selected, whose history will appeal especially to children. Their food, shelter, clothing, manners, and customs have been worked out in story form, the life of a little Indian child being used as a center in each instance. Accompanying each lesson is a story chosen from Indian myths and legends, The numerous pictures are both artistic and educative.
Page 121 - It accomplishes more than other systems attempt, but requires no special preparation on the part of the teacher. The books are well graded with frequent reviews, and the work is so arranged that the distinguishing features are presented as distinct lines each day. No other system gives the child so large a vocabulary in the same time and none is so thoroughly simple and teachable.

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